IES Preparation Tips for Latest Pattern
- Collect the handwritten notes from any good institute. And buy/hire some standard books.
- Take one subject at a time. Read the theory from the notes.
- Finish the subject, mark the topics you didn’t understand. Then read them from any standard book. If you get it, it’s fine. If not discuss those with teachers/friends.
- Now solve previous years’ objective questions for that subject (GATE+ESE both). Mark those questions you could not solve, and then read the corresponding theory from the notes/books again. You don’t have to read the whole book. In fact, you won’t get enough time to do that for all subjects. Just read the selected topics and chapters.
- Write the formulae in a different sheet which you are unable to recall while solving the question papers.
- Then go for previous years’ subjective questions. Practice the derivations repeatedly. Follow 4 and 5 again. And yes don’t get panic if you could not solve some of the questions. Every year there are such types of odd/difficult questions.
- Then go for solved examples from the standard books, and if time allows going for some important unsolved questions from the standard books.
- Follow the step 7 religiously for at least 5-6 subjects (choose the subjects as per your liking and previous years’ trends). You have to prepare all the subjects for both objective and subjective papers. But for subjective prepare those 5-6 subjects with special attention.Because for the conventional/subjective paper, you have to be very well prepared in some of the subjects so that any questions can be solved by you in the examination hall.
- Before starting the next subject revise the theory of the previous subject (preferably the topics and formulae you marked or wrote).
- And next time before starting the subject 3, revise the subject 1 and 2 and so on.
- Joining any online test series will be very helpful in tracking your progress. Take the test series seriously and evaluate your weak points. Work on those areas more.
Yes, I know everyone’s capacity is different. But still, you should not take like 1 month to finish reading the theory of one subject. Take 7-10 days for the difficult subjects on an average. Don’t try to remember anything when you read for the first time. Just understand the concept and go ahead. Solve as many questions as possible. That will help you clear your concepts. Finish the syllabus within the stipulated time and revise each subject 3-4 times. All the best 🙂
Edit1: Joining any online test series will be very helpful in tracking your progress. Take the test series seriously and evaluate your weak points. Work on those areas more.